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Join us for Facebook Community Boost in Charlotte, NC


Facebook’s gone to Carolina – and not just in our minds. We’re in Charlotte today and tomorrow for a full lid of free events and activities. We’ve lined up some dynamic...
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Elliot Schrage on Definers


Yesterday outgoing Head of Communications and Policy Elliot Schrage shared more detail with our employees about the work we did with Definers, a Washington, DC PR firm. Many of you have...
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Our Continued Commitment to Transparency


By Chris Sonderby , VP & Deputy General Counsel Maintaining transparency around the nature and extent of the government requests we receive for user data, and how we make decisions about...
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How Are We Doing at Enforcing Our Community Standards?





By Guy Rosen , VP of Product Management People will only be comfortable sharing on Facebook if they feel safe. So over the last two years, we’ve invested heavily in technology...
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New York Times Update


Yesterday, The New York Times published an article about the past two years at Facebook. There are a number of inaccuracies in the story, including: Russia Investigation: The story asserts that we...
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Hard Questions: How Does Facebook Investigate Cyber Threats and Information Operations?




Hard Questions is  a series  from Facebook that addresses the impact of our products on society. The following posts cover different facets of our investigations into cyber threats and information operations. They...
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People Raise Over $1 Billion for the Causes They Care About on Facebook

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By Naomi Gleit , VP Social Good People around the world use Facebook’s charitable giving tools to support a neighbor who lost everything in a fire, bring critical care to a...
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More Information About Last Week’s Takedowns









Over the last year, we have been much more proactive in finding and removing inauthentic behavior, including from foreign actors. To stay ahead, we need to work closely with government, the...
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Helping People Find and Develop their Careers


By Fatima Saliu, Head of Policy Marketing, and Sean O’Reilly, Mentorship Engineering Manager Earlier this year, we made a pledge to train 1 million US business owners and equip more people...
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A Big Boost for Baltimore Business


By Ash Jhaveri , Vice President, Business Development Calling all Baltimore start-ups and small businesses: Community Boost is here! We’re excited to be in Charm City for the next three days...
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Hard Questions: What Are We Doing to Stay Ahead of Terrorists?



Hard Questions is  a series  from Facebook that addresses the impact of our products on society.  By Monika Bickert , Global Head of Policy Management, and Brian Fishman , Head of...
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Portal and Portal+ Shipping Now



Portal and Portal+ are new video-calling devices that make it easier to stay connected with your closest friends and family, and you can buy them in the US starting today. You...
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Portal: Privacy and Ads


We know there are some questions around Portal privacy and ads, so we’d like to provide more details on these topics. Privacy and Security Facebook does not listen to, view or...
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Election Update


By  Nathaniel Gleicher , Head of Cybersecurity Policy As part of our efforts to prevent interference on Facebook during elections, we are in regular contact with law enforcement, outside experts and...
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An Independent Assessment of the Human Rights Impact of Facebook in Myanmar


By Alex Warofka, Product Policy Manager We want Facebook to be a place where people can express themselves freely and safely around the world. As part of that commitment, we commissioned...
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Taking Down Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior from Iran






Today we removed multiple Pages, Groups and accounts that originated in Iran for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram. This is when people or organizations create networks of...
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Helping People Prepare for Election Day




Mike Hogan, Product Manager, Civic Engagement Every day, people use Facebook to engage with their elected officials and make their voices heard on issues they care about. Over 25 million people...
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More Ways to Share and Connect With Music on Facebook



By  Fred Beteille , Head of Product, Music and Rights, and  Tamara Hrivnak , Head of Music Business Development and Partnerships Sometimes the right words to fit your mood, feeling, or...
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Say Hello to the New Messenger: Introducing Messenger 4





By Stan Chudnovsky, VP of Messenger Starting today, we’re rolling out a new, simplified version of Messenger: Messenger 4. In a recent Messenger study, 7 out of 10 (71%) people told...
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Marketplace Turns Two: Introducing New AI Features and More



By  Deborah Liu , VP, Marketplace Facebook Marketplace was introduced in 2016 as a place for people to buy and sell within their local communities. It has grown to be a...
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